Toreros play at Butler this Saturday in PFL contest

Sept. 29, 2009

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GAME #4: The USD Toreros (2-1; 1-0 pfl), coming off a bye week, travel to Indianapolis, Indiana this Saturday, October 3rd, to take on the Butler Bulldogs (4-0; 1-0 pfl) in a Pioneer Football League contest. Kickoff is slated for 10:00 a.m. (PST) at Butler Bowl (3,000). The Toreros return to the midwest on October 10th to take on the Valparaiso Crusaders (1-2).

SERIES RECORD: This is 17th meeting between these two schools with the Toreros owning a 12-4 advantage, including seven straight victories... Last year the Toreros won in San Diego on November 15th, 34-17... WR John Matthews hauled in 14 receptions for 187 yards and 2 TDs; RB Matt Jelmini scampered 104 yards on 14 carries and 1 TD; and LB Loka Kanongataa led the defense with 11 tackles.

RADIO/INTERNET: Saturday's contest will air live on San Diego 1700 AM with Jack Cronin calling the action. The pre-game will begin at 9:40 a.m. (PST).

PFL STANDINGS/SCHEDULE FOR OCT. 3RD: Butler (1-0 PFL; 4-0), Drake (1-0; 2-1), San Diego (1-0; 2-1), Davidson (1-0; 1-2), Dayton (0-0; 2-1), Valparaiso (0-0; 1-2), Jacksonville (0-0; 1-2), Morehead State (0-1; 2-2), Campbell (0-1; 1-2), Marist (0-2; 1-3) . This week's games: San Diego at Butler, Davidson at Jacksonville, Dayton at Morehead State, Campbell at Marist, Valparaiso at Drake.

TRUJILLO LEAVES FOOTBALL PROGRAM: Senior quarterback Sebastian Trujillo (Durango, CO), a pre-season Payton Watch Award candidate, has left the USD football program for personal reasons. Through three starts this season for the 2-1 Toreros, Trujillo had completed 32-of-58 passes (55.2%) for 253 yards and 3 touchdowns. Last year he earned First Team All-PFL honors and team MVP honors after ranking first in the PFL in passing average (256.5 yards per game) and passing efficiency (160.2 rating). He completed 239-of-358 passes for 2,822 yards and 35 touchdowns.

JOHNSON TABBED TAMPA STARTER FOR SUNDAY AT WASHINGTON: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday that second-year pro and former USD standout Josh Johnson (Oakland, CA) will start on Sunday at Washington. Rookie Josh Freeman moves up to No. 2 on the depth chart and Byron Leftwich will be the third quarterback. Coach Raheem Morris made the announcement a day after the Bucs fell to 0-3 while gaining just 86 yards total offense in a 24-0 loss to the New York Giants. Leftwich completed 7 of 16 passes for 22 yards and one interception. Morris said he feels Johnson has earned a chance to start against the Redskins. Leftwich was replaced in the fourth quarter after going just 7-of-16 for 22 yards and one interception. Johnson played one fourth-quarter series, completing 4 of 10 passes for 36 yards and leading a drive that stalled on downs at New York's 5-yard line. He also finished as Tampa Bay's leading rusher, scrambling for a 15-yard gain on his only attempt, but the Bucs couldn't avoid being shut out for the first time since losing their 2006 season opener 27-0 to Baltimore. Johnson, who has the advantage of an added year of NFL experience over Freeman, has made impressive strides during his first full offseason this past spring and summer. A fifth-round draft pick out of USD in 2008, Johnson made the 53-man roster as a rookie but was inactive for every game. As a collegian in the FCS subdivision, he put up enormous numbers, including an NCAA FCS career record passing efficiency of 176.68. Johnson also ran for 1,864 yards and 19 touchdowns for the Toreros. As a senior, Johnson posted an incredible 43-1 touchdown-interception ratio while also rushing for 726 yards. Tampa Bay has lost seven straight dating to a 0-4 December that cost it a playoff berth last season.

SCUDELLARI LEADS 2nd HALF RALLY OVER MARIST, 17-10 (Sept. 19th): Down 10-3 at halftime, head coach Ron Caragher inserted redshirt freshman QB Sam Scudellari into the lineup for the 2nd half and he responded by directing USD to two scoring drives... On their second possession the Toreros put together a 12-play, 65-yard drive that took just over six minutes that was capped off with JT Rogan's 2-yard TD run... During the drive Rogan carried the ball eight times, while Scudellari completed two first down plays to Godfrey Smith (14 yards) and Eric Fiege (8 yards)... With the game knotted at 10-all, USD started its game-winning drive with 2:36 left in the game... Scudellari hit WR John McGough up the middle for a huge 43-yard completion down to the Marist 24-yard line... After back-to-back Rogan rushes the Toreros faced third and 12 from the 26-yard line... Scudellari took the snap and rolled to his right, and immediately looked back left and connected with TE Patrick Doyle who was wide open; Doyle sprinted up the left side into the end zone untouched for the game winner... The Torero defense was solid the entire game, and in the 4th period limited the Red Foxes to two long FG attempts... The Toreros were paced by Loka Kanongatta (9 tackles), Derek Pilkington (8 stops), LB Joe Martin (7 tackles, 1 QB sack) and safety Mike Bogard (6 tackles, 1 pass breakup).

TORERO TIDBITS: As a team the Toreros rank 1st among PFL teams in kickoff returns (29.5 ave.)... Kyle Negrete leads the PFL and ranks 3rd in the nation in punting (44.4 ave.)... JT Rogan ranks 2nd in the PFL in kick return average (29.5 ave.) and 3rd in All-Purpose yardage (121.7)... Defensively the Toreros are paced by LB Loka Kanongataa and SS Derek Pilkington, each with 22 tackles - they both are tied for 15th among PFL tacklers... The Toreros received good news following their 17-10 win over Marist - junior DT Paul Tremblay was taken away by ambulance as a precaution in the 2nd half of play after he suffered a stinger to the neck area... He was released that evening and is projected to be back in the starting lineup against the Butler Bulldogs... Last year the Toreros were 3-1 in away games with its lone loss a 30-29 defeat at Jacksonville, the eventual PFL champion... USD's win over Marist was Coach Caragher's 20th in 25 games (80% wins).

TOREROS PFL FAVORITES: USD was picked to win the PFL title in the preseason PFL Coaches poll, receiving 5 first place votes and 77 points... USD was followed by Dayton (3), 71 points; Jacksonville (2), 71 points; Morehead St., 51 points; Butler, 42 points; Drake, 40 points; Davidson, 37 points; Marist, 32 points; Valparaiso, 20 points, and Campbell, 9 points.

2009 TORERO TEAM CAPTAINS NAMED: The following threeToreros were tabbed as 2009 team captains by their teammates. Offensive captain is running back JT Rogan (Coronado, CA), while the defensive captains are cornerback Gabriel Derricks (Oak Park, CA) and defensive end Kevin Dunn (Santa Barbara, CA). Rogan was selected a team captain last year as well.

TORERO SUCCESS THE PAST SIX YEARS: USD football has accomplished some outstanding highlights over the past six years, most notably its 55-12 combined record (.821 winning percentage) and 29-5 PFL record (.852 winning percentage). In two of the past three seasons USD has led all FCS team in scoring, including a program-best 44.4 average in 2007. All told, USD has had 23 Sports Network Mid-Major All-Americans and 47 First Team All-Pioneer Football League honorees.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK: The Toreros return to the state of Indiana next week, October 10th, when they take on the Valparaiso Crusaders in a 11:00 a.m. (PST) contest at Brown Field (5,000). USD returns to Torero Stadium on Oct. 17th to face Drake in its annual Homecoming game (2 pm).



Video Thumbnail Sixth PFL Game Against Marist
The two undefeated team in the PFL go head to head Saturday morning
Video Thumbnail USD Beats Valparaiso at Home
San Diego football won it's fifth straight PFL game of the season
Video Thumbnail Toreros Play LMU & Pepperdine at Home
No. 5 USD Volleyball play LMU on Thursday night and Pepperdine Saturday Afternoon
Video Thumbnail USD Hosts Valparaiso
The Toreros take on Valparaiso at home Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Women's Soccer Plays BYU at Home
After a win at Gonzaga the Toreros take on BYU in the Torero Stadium
Video Thumbnail USD Women Lead Softball Clinic
USD Softball worked with Montgomery Middle School in community service project
Video Thumbnail USD Plays Drake In Fourth PFL Game Of The Season
The Toreros travel to Iowa in hopes of continuing their undefeated PFL season
Video Thumbnail The Rise (1973-84)
Short documentary on men's basketball's jump to DI and their first WCC championship
Video Thumbnail San Diego Beats Davidson 52-3
USD now 3-0 in the PFL
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Rise
Men's Basketball fundraiser brings together alumni, student-athletes and the USD community
Video Thumbnail Thrive Elementary Visits Men's Soccer Team
Toreros put on skills clinic for local children
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Allyson Eylers
Freshman setter from Gilbert, Arizona
Video Thumbnail USD Receives Award From Autism Tree Project Foundation
The Legacy Award goes to USD for football and baseball's work with the athlete-mentor program
Video Thumbnail USD plays Davidson in Torero Stadium for Homecoming Weekend
Toreros play Davidson hoping to take home the 25th straight PFL home victory
Video Thumbnail Pack the Pavilion Night Against BYU
No. 6 Toreros battle No. 11 BYU for the first place spot in conference
Video Thumbnail Toreros Prepare For Butler
Smith and Coach Lindsey talk challenges and strategies for first away PFL game
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Megan Jacobsen
Jacobsen is a 6'2" middle blocker from Tacoma, Washington
Video Thumbnail USD Wins Big Conference Game Against Dayton
Toreros beat Dayton 34-22
Video Thumbnail Volleyball Plays USF for First WCC Play
Kristen Gengenbacher & Kaity Edwards talk about excitement for WCC play
Video Thumbnail USD Hosts Dayton in PFL Opener
Co-Captain Brian Riley & Coach Lindsey talk about the challenges of the Saturday's game
Video Thumbnail Volleyball Highlights from Wins Over UCSB and LBSU
Volleyball up to no. 7 after dominant weekend
Video Thumbnail Meet The Toreros: Ana Ramos
Freshman guard from Portugal
Video Thumbnail Cross Country Shows Speed on Home Course
The women finished second overall & the men finished fourth overall
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Kaity Edwards
6-2 MH From Playa Del Rey, CA
Video Thumbnail Second Home Tournament Preview
Lauren Schad & Jayden Kennedy talk about new ranking and preview upcoming games
Video Thumbnail Home Cross Country Race Preview
Head Coach Guarino and seniors Benster & Smith talk about the new team
Video Thumbnail Volleyball Highlights from Home Tournament Sweep
Volleyball beats UCI, CU and UCLA at their first home tournament
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night
Head Coach Smith talks about upcoming annual fundraiser
Video Thumbnail Volleyball's First Home Tournament of the Season
Kramer & Jennings recap last game and share excitement for upcoming tournament
Video Thumbnail Football Plays Cal Poly After 27-0 Opening Week Win
Giorgi and Lindsey recap game against WNM and preview Cal Poly
Video Thumbnail Men's Soccer Home Opener Preview
Price & McFadden preview UCD & Sac State
Video Thumbnail WNMU recap
Postgame Highlights & Interviews
Video Thumbnail #GameChangers
Who's Next?
Video Thumbnail Western New Mexico Preview
Jamal Agnew & Anthony Lawrence break down WNMU.
Video Thumbnail USD vs. Stanford Volleyball UPSET
Torero women win 3 of 5 sets against #11 Stanford.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Pineiro
Versatile 6'6" forward will redshirt 2016-17 season.
Video Thumbnail Men's Soccer Kicks Off Season In NC
Coach McFadden & Michael Turner Preview Matches vs Duke & Elon.
Video Thumbnail Softball Golf Tournament Promo
September 17th at Bernardo Heights CC.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Wright
Former Utah Ute will redshirt the 2016-17 season.
Video Thumbnail Training Camp Update
Team prepares for Saturday scrimmage.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Patricia Brossmann
6'0" freshman forward from Berlin, Germany.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Mark Carbone
6'2" freshman guard from Wethersfield, CT.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Madison Pollock
6'1" freshman guard from Snohomish, Wash.
Video Thumbnail Women's Soccer In the Community
Toreros host soccer skills clinic at Linda Vista Elementary.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Juwan Gray
6'8" freshman forward from Dover, Delaware.
Video Thumbnail Toreros Open Training Camp
The USD women's soccer team began training camp today.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Nassir Barrino
6'0" freshman guard from Newark, New Jersey.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: José Martinez
6'10" freshman forward from Cayey, Puerto Rico.
Video Thumbnail Meet the Toreros: Frank Ryder
6'10" freshman forward from Boulder, Colo.
Video Thumbnail 2015-16 Highlight Video
All the top plays from 2015-16
Video Thumbnail Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
Angus reflects on his time at USD
Video Thumbnail Malina Hood - Female Torero of the Year
Malina Hood looks back at her USD career
Video Thumbnail NCAA Tournament Preview
San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
Video Thumbnail 2016 Celebration of Excellence
Behind the Scenes at the COE
Video Thumbnail Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade

Video Thumbnail Men's Tennis senior Day
The Toreros host LMU and Pepperdine Saturday and Sunday
Video Thumbnail Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
Video Thumbnail 2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
Video Thumbnail The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
Video Thumbnail MBB Senior Night
Jito Kok and Duda Sanadze prepare for the final home game
Video Thumbnail USD Baseball Season Preview
Season starts at No. 3 Vanderbilt February 19
Video Thumbnail USD Softball Season Preview
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Video Thumbnail UCLA Preview
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
Video Thumbnail Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
Video Thumbnail Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
Video Thumbnail Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
Video Thumbnail Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
Video Thumbnail BYU Preview
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.
Video Thumbnail City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park
Video Thumbnail Toreros to Host Hope International
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Video Thumbnail Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences
Video Thumbnail Toreros Return Home
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Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99
Video Thumbnail Butler Preview
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler
Video Thumbnail CSUN Preview
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN
Video Thumbnail USC Preview
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC
Video Thumbnail Davidson Preview
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game
Video Thumbnail San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic
Video Thumbnail Nevada Preview
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend
Video Thumbnail USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops
Video Thumbnail Campbell Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell
Video Thumbnail Stetson Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far
Video Thumbnail WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day
Video Thumbnail Warner Recap
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win
Video Thumbnail Warner Preview

Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner
Video Thumbnail Torero Community Service

USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball Camp Update

Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season
Video Thumbnail Drake Preview

Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Dayton Preview

Toreros look for 4th straight win
Video Thumbnail LMU Preview

Pack the Stadium Night
Video Thumbnail ITA All-American's Preview

Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare
Video Thumbnail Marist Preview

USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak
Video Thumbnail Valparaiso Preview

Toreros First True Road Game of 2015
Video Thumbnail CSUN and UCSB Preview

Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak
Video Thumbnail Aztec Invite Recap

Both Squads Finish Second
Video Thumbnail SDSU Preview

Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival
Video Thumbnail WNMU Recap

Highlights from 45-21 win
Video Thumbnail 2015 Home Opener

Previewing Western New Mexico
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A preview of the USD Tournament
Video Thumbnail Men's Soccer Season Opener
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Video Thumbnail Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
Video Thumbnail 2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.


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